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239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
+1 941-706-4740
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant waitress, limited menu. No option to add any vegetable as side dishes. Poor value for money. Lighting so dimmed that people (including ourselves) were using their phones to see what they were eating! Would not return.More

Thank lizaeth22
86LIST, Public Relations Manager at Indigenous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Small kitchen, small menu focused on sustainable seafood. Maybe you were not aware of that before you made your reservation. It is important to know what most restaurants are about before you choose one to visit. We apologize for the lighting being dim, we could...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I chose Indigenous after 2 raving recommendations from coworkers and after the high marks on Yelp and Trip Advisor. There were many disappointments and surprises leaving me on the fence. First, We we arrived I noticed a cute and quaint building. It looked like it...More

1  Thank jeldeph1
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Nestled in the quaint and historic Laurel Park neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, this restaurant is a true hidden gem! This is our restaurant of choice for either special occasions or when one is in need of inspiration from the daily hubbub of life and humdrum...More

Thank ChoosyMom11
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place is in an former home with both indoor & outdoor seating. It is a charming setting. We were immediately seated and our server promptly introduced herself. We were made to feel comfortable and very pleased before we even started eating. The menu is...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Fabulous sandwich last night. Pork Belly Reuben with Pickled Banana Pepper 1,000 Island, @fermentlicious Sauerkruat, Gruyere, Bacon Basil Cole Slaw. Took my two sons. We ordered two sandwich specials and one "My Uncle's Burger" and we divided up between the three of us. The burger...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I attended a business function in late July. Nice meeting room in back. Great selection of beers, wines, etc. Wine pairing with dinner was a positive touch. Choices were very unique. The pan seared grouper was tremendous

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely meals - grouper dish and shrimp dish and Parmesan beignets-nice service, and unusual atmosphere in a small home-turned restaurant.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Three couples celebrating TWO birthdays selected Indigenous for this very special occasion. The menu is extremely limited and they allow NO flexibility. The waitress was extremely arrogant and unaccommodating to my request for a veggie assortment; so since I am a vegetarian my only option...More

1  Thank Judith E
86LIST, Owner at Indigenous, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Sir and Madam... I'm sorry but you were some of the rudest guests we have ever encountered. Not only did we help accommodate your party from 4 guests to 6 or 8 (that you were not sure about and never told us) But the way...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This is without a doubt one of the best quality restaurants in the Sarasota area. Their dishes are rather unique and delicious.

1  Thank Sean B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were eager to experience Indigenous and had high hopes for a fantastic meal at this charming restaurant. We loved that all the food was either locally sourced or that the provenance of the items was known. We arrived promptly and were seated (as requested)...More

1  Thank audtiernan
86LIST, Owner at Indigenous, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

It was a smoked fish saltine nacho, that had melted white cheddar on the first layer and queso fresco on top layer. We accommodate all allergies if it doesn't spoil a dish and we do many things for many guests here everyday. Taking the cheese...More

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23 May 2017|
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Response from PeterAL10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if Indigenous offers gift certificates.
23 April 2017|
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Response from 154golfer | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I don't know
14 February 2017|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
Yes ask for a table in the wine cottage🍷😎
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-4740
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Focusing on sustainable seafood and local farms in a beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottage, with an amazing outdoor seating area. James Beard Best Chef South Semi Finalist Steve Phelps and his team are focused on creating a better food system.
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